Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
." this is a very old statute enacted by the first congress. it has sat dormant for 170 years. in some civil right type folks picked it up. -- been some civil right type folks picked it up and started bringing cases in which the plaintiff is foreign. the defendant is foreign. the tour took place in some foreign place. they say you have jurisdiction over this. courts have been going for this. they have been allowing some of these cases to go forward. this case raised the question of the of -- in this particular case, it took place in nigeria. the guy says the nigerian government committed these against me. they mistreated me. these foreign will company's work implicit -- foreign companies were implicit. so i am wanting to sue the oil companies in federal court. the defendant say this is not apply to corporations. he cannot actually sue a corporation under the statute. that was their claim. they did something very unusual. they actually said we want to consider a broader question. we would like you to brief not just this question of does it apply to corporations, but also doesn't apply extraterritor
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
enacted by the first congress. but it sat dormant for 170 odd years. then some civil rights type folks picked it up and human rights type folks and started bringing cases in which the plaintiff is foreign, the defendant is foreign, and the tort took place in some foreign place and they are bringing it to u.s. courts. so a paraguayan plaintiff and a pair of wayne defendant and it took place in her way. so the ticket to a u.s. -- a paraguayan plaintiff and a paraguayan defendant and it took place in paraguay. so they take it to the u.s. in this particular case, k iobal takes place in nigeria. and the nigerian government mistreated me, torture and so forth and these will companies, foreign oil companies, were complice it, helping the nigerian government do this to me. so i am wanting to sue the oil companies in federal court. and the oil companies defendants say that this does not apply to corporations. you cannot sue a corporation under this statute. that was their claim last year at the supreme court and the u.s. supreme court heard arguments in the case and did something very unusual.
Sep 27, 2012 2:35am EDT
boycotted the speech which last 35d minutes. >>> the civil war in syria hit a grim milestone. more than 340 people were killed yesterday, making it the to backuitv release this dramatic video showing the moment the first bomb went off right there. exploding from a white van. the opposition claims that the twin blasts actually killed dozens. >>> we are also following a bizarre story unfolding in phoenix. a man there has been arrested after posting this video that shows a teenager dressed in ape sheet aiming a rocket launcher at passing cars. at first michael hurley claimed it was a scene from a movie he was making. but when he posted it to youtube he said it was a test to see how fast the police would respond to a terrorist. they responded all right. arresting hurley for faking a terror attack as well as endangerment. >> wow, a very bad joke. emergency crews rushed to the tarmac at jfk airport yesterday, set for a tear fiv terrifying l. the jetliner from rio lost control of the front landing gear. the pilot flew low enough for the tower to see the wheels were turned 90 degrees. after a secon